Unemployment central to Iran election

Unemployment in Iran stands at about 13 percent, while nearly a third of young people have no job - and that has become a focal point in the election.

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    The choice for Iran’s presidential election on May 19 comes down to four men, two of whom are the frontrunners.

     

    Current President Hassan Rouhani - of the Reformists bloc - is facing off against Ebrahim Raisi - a Principalist.

     

    Unemployment in Iran stands at about 13 percent, while nearly a third of young people have no job - and that has become a focal point in the election.

     

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from the capital, Tehran.


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